Coin of Pergamum with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Asia: Mysia, Pergamum

Dimensions

Diameter: 43.5 mm. Weight: 40.25 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1974.139

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, gorgoneion on cuirass.
In field at right, countermark: head to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: At left, emperor rides to right, right hand raised facing towards Tyche of Pergamon who holds a statue of Asklepios on her right hand.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1974: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 11 Adelphi Terrace, London WC2N 6BJ, England; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., March 13, 1974

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour